Premieres, revivals, debuts … With our two major ballet companies both in residence at Lincoln Center (as they are every May and June), the last few weeks have been a revolving door of sensational triumphs, disappointments and fiascoes.
Let’s get the worst over first. Melissa Barak, an ex-City Ballet dancer and sometime Read More
“Bugsy Siegel. As soon as I thought of it, I knew that was my story,” Melissa Barak said. She was speaking of her newest, yet-to-be-titled City Ballet commission-which will premiere in the company’s spring season, on June 5. Though Ms. Barak left the New York City ballet in 2007 to join the newly formed Los Read More
We’re in the middle of the City Ballet and American Ballet Theater spring seasons, and although there’s a lot going on of interest, not much of it is taking place at Lincoln Center, unless you count the School of American Ballet’s annual workshop performance at Juilliard. As always, S.A.B. gave us a superb Balanchine staging Read More